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Ps 208 Elsa Ebeling

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Posted October 23, 2010

My son who is now 20 graduated from PS 208 many years ago and they did an excellent job with him. My daughter who is 7 is now a student at PS 208. Her Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Pointdujour was absolutely fabulous. She provided numerous opportunities for every child to succeed and shine. Good job Ms. P. Love you!..Mr. Perriera was her first grade teacher and he did not disappoint. In fact, I was nervous about the level of nurturing a male teacher will be able to provide to such a young girl, but that nervousness went out the window immediately. Mr. P is warm and friendly. He also provided each child with opportunities to be his or her best. Mr. P challenged the students in every way. He believes in academic rigor. My daughter excelled under his guidance and care. I cannot say enough about him. Love you to pieces!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I love this school.The principal and her staff are the most caring individuals.Both my children have attended this school,and i have nothing but compliments.More schools need to duplicate what Ms. Parris continually achieves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

PS 208 is a very great school. Our Prinicpal is a people person, She is easy to geta long with and looks out for the best interest of all ther children. the teachers communicate well with both parents and students. My son had been a student at PS208 for the past 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

P.S.208 is a great school. I attened there since kindergarten. The teacher are wonderful and I graduated from there june 20, 2008. I believe your child will have a fun expirence
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2008

I recently enrolled my son into the 2nd grade last fall. He is doing great. This school keeps the parents informed. They strive to educate each child by offering a lot of one on one teaching. They also provide a clean and safe enviroment for my son. He was always a smart kid but this school has done wonders for his confidence in his abilities. He is really happy at pS 208. They tend to have workshops for parents but not during hours where working parents as myself can attend. But other than that I fully support this school and all of the hardwork and reaserch I'm happy with this school for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

this school is really great they have programs to help kids who need extra help. They might not have a lot of money to spend on supplies but they try the hardest that they can. they have fund raisers, the funds that they raise go to supplies for the students.the school is also involved in charities. the school supports parent involvement 100 percent they have a PTA who host meetings the only problem is that parents don't get involved. the school doesn't have a sports team but they do have extra curricular activities
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2006

This school needs a lot of improvement. There's no academic intervention programs to help students that need extra help after school. The school does not have any sports teams. It's okay, it was once a really great school, maybe with the lack of grants it has lost it's high rankings. Unfortunately it's the kids that suffer because of the lack of fundings. Some schools have a strong focus on reading or math. I don't know which subject P.S. 208's focuses on because it has never been mentioned in any of there newsletters home. I think the parents need to interact with the principal because she is amazing. She does want your child to be successful. However I still believe there's alot of room for improvement and growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My son is in Kindergarten, he is also in the Astral program, I am very impressed with the level of education he is receiving at PS 208.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students19%
Female17%
Male22%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students7%
Female7%
Male8%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Female28%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students27%
Female34%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Female22%
Male32%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students28%
Female24%
Male34%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the elementary school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 90% 19%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
White 1 4% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 174%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 219 responses

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents18744%
Teachers32100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. KRISTY A. PARRIS

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